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Treacherous Toys
Joyce and Jim Lavene

Hail ye, hail ye, and welcome to the Renaissance Faire Village. Here, associate professor Jessie Morton spends her summers honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunit. But when she comes for Christmas, will murder mean a very unhappy holiday?

A NAUGHTY TOY MAKER BETTER WATCH OUT...

Jessie Morton is getting just what she wished for this holiday season at the Renaissance Faire Village—working as an apprentice to the new toy maker. But when Chris Christmas is discovered dead just hours after her arrival, Jessie’s holiday plans start to melt away.

Jessie can’t imagine who would want to silence the toy maker, but apparently the red-cheeked Chris Christmas liked toying with the ladies. Although it may be her shortest apprenticeship ever, she wants to unwrap the truth before word gets out in the village that it’s not safe to be Santa—or one of his helpers...

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(A Renaissance Faire Mystery #5)
Berkley (Prime Crime), September 2012
ISBN-10: 0425251586
ISBN-13: 9780425251584
304 pages Paperback
$7.99

Also by Joyce and Jim Lavene:
A Finder's Fee, October 2013
A Haunting Dream, December 2012
A Spirited Gift, December 2011
Harrowing Hats, August 2011
A Touch of Gold, March 2011
Deadly Daggers, September 2010
A Timely Vision, May 2010
Ghastly Glass, September 2009
A Corpse for Yew, May 2009
Wicked Weaves, September 2008
Perfect Poison, May 2008
Poisoned Petals, May 2007
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, May 2006
Pretty Poison, May 2005

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